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Do You Know Who This Guy Is?

On this date April 17, 1973 El Monte alum Doug Griffin banged out two hits for the Boston Red Sox in a 6-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

A second baseman, Griffin was part of El Monte’s class of 1965 and played parts of eight seasons in the big leagues. Briefly with California Angels in 1970, and then for the Red Sox from 1971 to 1977.

In 1972 he won a Gold Glove. His career numbers were 524 hits, seven home runs, 165 runs batted in, and a .245 batting average.

On September 6, 1974 Griffin and fellow El Monte alum Fred Lynn would play in the same game for the Red Sox against Milwaukee. The Brewers would win 2-0.

Griffin is now retired and lives in Fresno, California with his family.

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